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Dortmund won’t want to lose Man United target, says coach who knows him best

first_img“But you knew about Jadon, he had a determination about him, as much as he loved playing football, he wanted to be the best at everything he did, he wanted to stretch himself, he wanted to challenge himself.“I think you see that now in terms of how much he’s progressed in such a short space of time. It’s full credit to him and his family.”McGuane’s professional affiliation with Sancho ended when the youngster joined Manchester City for an initial fee of £66,000 in 2015.After impressing in City’s academy for two years, his desire to play regular first-team football saw him reject a reported £30,000-a-week contract to join Dortmund for £8million. Jadon Sancho is a full England international REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “That’ll be down to Jadon. It’s more a question for Jadon – where does he see his future?“At the minute, you can see he’s enjoying his football with Borussia Dortmund. They’ve given him a fantastic opportunity to showcase himself and I’m sure they wouldn’t want to lose out on him.“Jadon’s taken the opportunity they’ve given him. I guess you never know what the future holds.”Sancho received a first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad in October.He has gone on to win four senior caps, with the latest coming in a 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic on Friday.McGuane believes Sancho could star for England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.He added: “There’s a long way to go. He’s still very young, there’s a long way for him to develop and progress. “He just loves playing football. He plays with a smile on his face, I watched him the other night [against the Czech Republic], he’s just doing all the things he used to do back when he was ten, 11, 12, 13 with us at Watford. It’s great to see him continuing to kick on and progress with his career.”Sancho’s eight goals and 12 assists in the Bundesliga this term have caught Man United’s eye. Borussia Dortmund won’t want to lose Jadon Sancho this summer, despite the lure of a big-money offer from Manchester United.That is the view of Sancho’s former academy coach at Watford, Chris McGuane, who coached the youngster for five years from 2010. Czech Republic vs Brazil (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jadon Sancho is level on assists (12) with Lionel Messi this season Chris McGuane knows Jadon Sancho very well no dice The Premier League giants have been linked with an £80million move for the England international, who turned 19 on Monday.And Watford’s former head of academy McGuane knew about Sancho’s talent when he was just ten years old.He told talkSPORT: “I think full credit goes to Jadon in terms of how much he’s accelerated his own development.“He was a talent, he was somebody who just wanted to play. We had to make sure we gave him the right environment to go and flourish and show what he can do.“You knew somebody was there that had a real talent and could progress in the game. It’s very difficult to judge a nine, ten, 11 or 12-year-old and where you think they’re going to end up. RANKED 5 REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The tricky winger has three years left on his Dortmund deal – and could be worth even more if he helps his club to a first Bundesliga title in seven years.Dortmund trail leaders Bayern Munich on goal difference with eight games to go.When asked if he sees Sancho playing for a top Premier League club, McGuane said: “Look, Jadon has got all the ability and talent and almost the world in front of him. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly an admirer of Jadon Sancho center_img “He’s getting some fantastic support from Borussia Dortmund and Gareth with the national team.“He’s being very well looked after and it’s down to Jadon. He needs to continue to develop and continue to put in the right performances and be there on merit when the World Cup comes around.“I think if he continues to progress the way he’s going, I have no doubt he’ll go on and do very well in that World Cup.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF There are six live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… 5 shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Jadon Sancho has taken the Bundesliga by storm with Borussia Dortmund 5 He has become one of the most highly regarded youngsters in Europe due to his form over the past 18 months.Sancho has created the joint-most goals in Europe’s top five leagues, alongside Barcelona star Lionel Messi, with 12 assists this season.McGuane, who left Watford to join Nottingham Forest’s academy last summer, said: “I think he was brave. At the time, there weren’t too many young English players playing abroad.“He took the step. It doesn’t surprise you because all Jadon wants to do is play football at the highest level and push himself and challenge himself.“So if he was given an opportunity to have discussions with another club and was told ‘actually, there’s a real chance of you playing in our first-team’ then it doesn’t surprise me that that’s the route he took. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow REVEALED gameday cracker LIVE on talkSPORT ADVICE last_img read more

Man United boost as wonderkid De Ligt ‘open to Old Trafford move’

first_imgManchester United are still in the running to sign Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports.The £75million-rated Ajax captain has been heavily tipped to join Barcelona this summer amid interest from the Red Devils, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus. shining tense Getty 2 Getty REVEALED no dice De Ligt’s leadership skills could help tighten up a leaky United defence which conceded 54 goals in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.And The Telegraph claim the Netherlands defender remains interested in a move to Old Trafford, despite the club’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Last week, De Ligt insisted there is no deal in place between Ajax and Barcelona to sign him as the LaLiga champions are also keen to buy Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge rebuilding job on his hands Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The 19-year-old led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals and helped the Dutch giants win a first Eredivisie title in five years, as well as the Dutch Cup.“We’ve shown everyone what Ajax is about, what kind of city Amsterdam is,” De Ligt said.“We have shown everyone what we stand for, and that is attacking football. We’ve shown everyone what the big man above us [Ajax legend Johan Cruyff] wanted to see and what he expected from us.“We did it all together – experienced players, youth players, everyone. And the supporters, we want to thank you for a fantastic season.” Matthijs de Ligt is being targeted by Premier League and European giants Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The France forward, who on Tuesday announced he will leave Atletico this summer, has a £104million release clause.It is believed Barca would be unable to fund both Griezmann and De Ligt transfers in the same window.De Ligt is expected to make up his mind over his next move after the Nations League finals next month. ADVICE last_img read more

Kearns set to miss out as Rovers prepare for two games in four days

first_imgSligo Rovers are likely to again be without winger Daniel Kearns for the forthcoming games against St Patrick’s and Cork City over the next four days.Kearns has missed the last three games with a thigh problem, and has been ruled out of tomorrow’s trip to Richmond Park to face St Pat’s.He is also unlikely to feature in Monday’s home game against Cork City at the Showgrounds.Meanwhile, Ocean FM understands that striker Mathew Stevens has returned to parent club Peterborough after his loan agreement at the Showgrounds was ended.The Bit O’ Red go into tomorrow’s game level on points with the Saints in the table, having played out a one-all draw in the Showgrounds earlier in the season.Speaking on Ocean FM’s Rovers Review Show, midfielder John Russell, who won a league title with St Pat’s in 2013, says that Pat’s and Rovers find themselves in a similar predicament ahead of tomorrow’s game…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/John-Russell-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle said: “We were taught a lesson in the second half last Friday. We played well up until the first goal and from then on we made mistakes and were punished for them.“We switched off and have to take a message from it. It was a bad night after the positive result against Limerick.“We had been doing well and have to get back to what we had been doing prior to that bad second period against Dundalk.“Pat’s had a good win last week having previously done better away from home.“Our own record on the road hasn’t been good and while there are travel demands and preparation can be better with long journeys, it has been that way forever for Sligo Rovers so it’s no excuse. It’s something we have to change and start picking up points away.“Our home form shows we are capable and it’s something we want to change from here on. We feel we can get a positive result and finding a more consistent performance is what we want from the group.”Friday’s game kicks-off at 7.45pm in Richmond Park, and there will be live updates on Ocean FM.The Saints recorded a 2-0 win over Drogheda United last Friday, and willhope to improve on the 1-1 draw away to the Bit O’Red earlier in theseason.In team news, the Saints remain without Darren Dennehy through injury,however manager Liam Buckley otherwise has a full squad to select fromincluding top-scorer Kurtis Byrne who has three goals in each of hislast three league games.Speaking to stpatsfc.com ahead of Friday night’s game in Inchicore,Buckley admitted that while his side were looking to replicate lastweek’s win, he hoped his team would still improve on their performance.“Last week was a great win for us.  We played very well in the firsthalf and could have been more than 1-0 up at half-time.  We started thesecond half well and saw it out well.  We’re improving steadily and knowthat there is still more to come from the team, especially in front ofgoal where we can still be that bit sharper and take more of ourchances.”Reflecting on the opposition, Buckley knows that Sligo will pose asignificant threat under new manager Gerard Lyttle.  “Sligo are andalways will be a good footballing side.  They’ve recently changedmanager so they’ll be keen to record points so we know that they willpose us problems.  Like last weekend however, if we can start the gamewell we can hopefully take the initiative and look to get a positiveresult.”For St Pat’s goalkeeper Conor O’Malley, the Mayo man will be hoping toget one over the Bit O’Red.  The Westport man recorded his second cleansheet of the season last weekend and admitted that the hard work thatthe whole team put in was the primary reason for the shut out.“Last week was a great result for us.  We all worked really hard and itshowed in the scoreline with the fact we were well on top for themajority of the game and kept a clean sheet.  When everyone is closingdown and pressing from the front, it makes it easier for us at the backso our aim is to replicate that every week.”While admitting that it’s been a tricky start to the season, O’Malleybelieves the Saints can climb the table and admits that the aim for theplayers is to add consistency to their performance levels and results.“We’re unbeaten now in three and last week was a good win.  We’re stillgelling together as a team so hopefully we can continue that on Fridayand over the next few weeks.”last_img read more

Sligo-Leitrim League round-up

first_imgCalry Bohs1 – 0Ballisodare Utd PWDLFAGDPts 1Strand Celtic FC1492342231929 Calry Bohs took all three points away to Ballisodare United a brilliant goal from Aaron Flynn on thirty two minutes doing the damage and despite the best efforts of Ballisodare United they could not breach the defence barriers of Calry Bohs. 10Ballygawley Celtic1303101044-343 7St. John’s FC134272738-1114 Chaffpool Utd1 – 2Cliffoney Celtic Manor Rangers4 – 0Arrow Harps Carbury FC5 – 0St Johns FC Leitrim kingpins returned to their winning ways hitting Arrow Harps for four without reply. Vincent Sweeney opened their account on twenty minutes Niall Walsh hit the second four minutes from half time. Ten minutes from full time and Manor struck twice Niall Walsh again on the mark and Seamus Ryder avery clinical display from the Manor Boys. 7Coolaney United133371732-1512                Ballisodare UtdvWest Utd Coolaney Utd0 – 2Glenview Stars Benbulben FC fined €130 and severe caution for failure to field again will see club removed from League and all disciplinary rules applied to registered players. Ballymote Celtic1 – 2Strand Celtic Carbury FC continue their unbeaten run winning well at home in Sean Fallon Park to St Johns. Ibrahim Savage hitting a hat trick with Gareth Kelly snatching two goals as well as missing g a penalty that would have given him his hat trick. But it was smiles all round for Manager Adrian Conlon and his team as they are just two points behind Strand with five games in hand. All Cup & Shield Games decided on the day if still a draw after 90 minutes plus one period of extra time (10 minutes E/W) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply. Any Club / Team forfeiting a fixture will be removed from the competition and disciplinary action will follow.League Tables Sunday 4th February 2018Sligo Southern Hotel Super League Dromore Villa0 – 2MCR FC 4Aughanagh Celtic145452827119 2Carbury FC99003863227 Dromore VillavCoolaney Utd Sligo Southern Hotel Super League All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1417566 Home team responsible for calling in match result with all scorers. Where a ground is deemed unplayable the home team can if possible provide another approved venue otherwise the game must revert to the opponent’s ground. Where both grounds are unplayable the two teams concerned can agree fixture for approved Astro if available, and split the costs 50/50. Home Team responsible to provide at least Four (4) Match Balls for all Home fixtures. Glenview StarsvMerville Utd Real TubbervBenbulben FC Sligo Pallets Premier League KO 11am Fixture Saturday 10h February KO 7.45pmSligo Southern Hotel Super League 9Chaffpool United132471731-1410 Fixtures Sunday 11th February K O 11amSligo Southern Hotel Super League 8Benbulben FC93151526-1110 Benbulben FC0 – 3Merville Utd 5Calry Bohs145272629-317 Gurteen CelticvMCR FC 4Cliffoney Celtic1273241172424 3Cartron United F.C.1481540192125 3Manor Rangers1381435251025 in the Andrew Mullen Premier League Merville United go top after a walk over from North Sligo side Benbulben FC who are now in hot water.MCR are joint second winning by two goals to nil at the Astro in Cleveragh against Dromore Villa Stephen Hallahan scored a penalty as well as missing one and Keith Nibbs added the 2nd for MCR. who paid a heavy having two players sent off Stephen Hallahan and Hayden Cawley while Stephen Feeney got his marching orders for the Villa a busy morning for Referee Scottie Harte.North Sligo Kingpins Cliffoney Celtic got back to their winning form away to Chaffpool who scored first through Padraig Murtagh Niall Sheerin equalised for Cliffoney but it took a Bartley Clancy strike on the stroke of full time to capture the points.Glenview Stars with two goals in the first half from Keith Carty nailed all three points away to Coolaney United.Disciplinary:Benbulben FC fined €130 with severe caution failure to fulfil another fixture will see them removed from the league.MCR Hayden Cawley and Stephen Hallahan and Dromore Villa Stephen Feeney each fined €30 and suspended from next League fixture. Following Match Officials report of this fixture further disciplinary sanctions/suspensions/fines may follow. All fines payable with 7 Days to R D Kennedy 69 Cloondara Ballisodare Co. Sligo.Results Sunday 4th February 9Arrow Harps113351730-1312  T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round Fixtures Sunday KO 2pm Strand CelticvSt John’s FC 5Glenview Stars1171327141322 Calry BohsvAughanagh Celtic Arrow HarpsvBallygawley Celtic 2MCR FC109013692727 11Gurteen Celtic100010754-470 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (13) Ibrahim Savage Carbury FC (12) Gareth Kelly Carbury FC Malachy Spratt St. John’s Lee Marshall Strand Celtic (11) Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic Niall Walsh Manor Rangers Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers (9) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (8) (6) Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps Conor Davey Ballisodare Utd Matthew Conlon Oates Strand Celtic (5) Paul McTiernan Aughanagh Celtic Jack Hever Ballymote CelticSligo Pallets Premier League The League leaders in the Southern Super League Strand Celtic seen their away fixture transferred back to Strandhill as Ballymote Celtic pitch was deemed unplayable. Prior to this Strand Celtic had lost just twice all season at home in October to Carbury FC and in November to Calry Bohs. On paper this game was a banker for Strand Celtic riding high at the top of the table and Ballymote Celtic second from bottom. However, all form went out the window with a magnificent display from the Ballymote Men. Strand opened the scoring on twenty minutes with a fine effort from Lee Marshall but celebrations were short lived as five minutes later Adam Cunnane cut through the Strand defence like a knife through butter to equalise. Minutes into the second half and the hit man Mark Irwin nailing the winner he dazzled his way into the danger area and beat Strand Keeper Graham Lee at his near post to cap a brilliant performance from Ballymote Celtic. The day and the points all belong to Ballymote Celtic who had a great day at the seaside and on this form they will continue to rise. 1Merville United990046113527 PWDLFAGDPts Ballymote CelticvManor Rangers 6Real Tubber125162735-816                 Carbury FCvCorrib Rangers 10Dromore Villa9027833-252 8Ballymote Celtic113352731-412 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (16) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (14) Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C. (13) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (10) Alan Harrison Cliffoney Celtic (9) Bartley Clancy Cliffoney Celtic (8) Gavin Mc Donagh Cartron Utd Keith Carty Glenview Stars (6) Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Joe Kilcullen Coolaney Utd Ciaran Harvey MCR (5) Alan Mc Gloughlin Benbulben Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa Ryan Hargadon Merville Utd Tyler Stallard Merville Utd Eoin Walsh Real Matthew Mulhern Real Tubber 6Ballisodare United124443229316 Sligo Pallets Premier League last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Wood Ducks are Back!

first_imgPair of Wood Ducks swimming out from underneath an overhanging tree limbYou know spring has returned to southeast Michigan when you see the unmistakable Wood Ducks in the ponds of flooded harvested corn fields.Wood Ducks are one of the first migrating waterfowl to return to southeast Michigan in late winter and early spring.And there’s no way anyone can mistake the brilliant colors of the male Wood Duck with other waterfowl. I saw my first-of-year Wood Ducks last week and managed to capture a few good shots this morning when I was birdwatching in Superior Township, Michigan near the Conservancy Pond.Last winter (2016-2017) was a mild winter and I saw several Wood Ducks overwintered in southeast Michigan. I didn’t manage to see any Wood Ducks during our cold 2017-2018 winter. Which may or may not have ended.After last week’s dumping of five to eight inches of snow in our area, we have another snow storm due in a couple days. From what I read of the forecast, this week’s snow storm should produce less than two inches of snow.I’m good with that. Let’s hope the weather forecast is correct!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Winter Rainbow at Lake Erie MetroparkDid you see it? Look in the sky, to the left of the pond. I was expecting another hawk. Or perhaps a Great Blue Heron slowly winging its way across the early morning sky at Lake Erie Metropark on the northeastern shore of Lake Erie. I was surprised by what…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Snowy Day at Wilcox Recreation AreaI was glad to stop by Wilcox Lake Recreation Area after church this morning and enjoyed seeing waterfowl swimming in the open water. Due to the nearby dam, the lake doesn’t always freeze over in winter. You can almost always find ducks, geese, and other waterfowl on the lake. Thankfully,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Rare Bird in Ohio and MichiganWhat a pleasant surprise as the rare Black-bellied Whistling Duck was spotted recently in our southeast Michigan/northwest Ohio area. And I managed to see it in Ohio and Michigan in the same week! The birding community in Michigan and Ohio have been chatting about the Black-bellied Whistling Duck for the…In “Nature”last_img read more

The abundant Nguni herds

first_imgSo you think a cow is a cow is a cow? Think again. South Africa’s indigenous Nguni cattle, long the mainstay of traditional Zulu culture, are possibly the most beautiful cattle in the world, with their variously patterned and multicoloured hides everywhere in demand.Their beauty and the lore and terminology that has become associated with them in Zulu culture is celebrated in a richly illustrated coffee table book called The Abundant Herds, which has fast become a worldwide bestseller.imatshoNgoye – the stones of the Ngoye forestFirst published in November 2003, the book was sold out by the end of the year. The reprint of June 2004 was entirely snapped up by September of that year, and it was printed again in November 2004. The third reprint appeared in December 2005.The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People is an appreciation of the creative imagination and linguistic versatility of the Zulu people. Written by acclaimed author Marguerite Poland and social anthropologist David Hammond-Tooke, it is an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present.There are two species of cattle in the world: Bos taurus, or European cattle, are the more familiar brown-and-black breeds such as Jersey and Holstein. Bos indicus, on the other hand, are found mainly in India and Africa, and include more unusual creatures such as Zebu, Sanga and Nguni cattle. They are characterised by their enormous horns and magnificent hides.inkampu – of cutting in twoWith beautiful oil and watercolour paintings and sepia drawings by artist Leigh Voigt, The Abundant Herds examines the role played by cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu people – how cattle terminology can form part of the worldview associated with Zulu culture.For hundreds of years, the well-being of the herds and the Zulu people have been so closely connected that cattle have become a part of the people’s spiritual and aesthetic lives.inkomo eyezindlu – the beast which is housesThe poetry of namingThis has given rise to a poetic and complex naming practice. The Abundant Herds explains that the fine and subtle nuance of the isiZulu language captures the delicate interrelationship between cattle terminology and the natural world, where the colour and pattern of a hide or the shape of a pair of horns is linked to images in nature.In a chapter called The Poetry of Naming, Poland discusses this colour-pattern terminology, its origins and its metaphorical associations with natural phenomena such as birds, animals and plants. Animals with specific colours and patterns on their hides are given unique Zulu names, which translate as follows:The eggs of the lark – a creamy coat spotted with fine rust speckles.The gaps between the branches of the trees silhouetted against the sky – a deeply dappled animal.The hornbill takes to flight – a dark beast which shows a flash of white beneath its flank when its walks.What stabs the rain – the upright points of a young steer’s horns.While these terms form the core of a fascinating system of classification, cattle imagery also abounds in Zulu oral history and poetry; in tales, proverbs, riddles and the praises of individual beasts, celebrated by their owners for their fertility, their vigour and their character and which subtly reflect the changing fortunes and social concerns of the Zulu people.engabantubegulile – like old peopleAlthough cattle terms continue to be used today among peasant farmers in rural communities throughout Africa, for the younger, urban generation this knowledge is fading. Despite the resurgence of interest in the economic importance of Sanga-Nguni cattle in South Africa today, there is a real danger that a precious branch of indigenous knowledge will disappear.The aim of this work is not only to record something of this heritage for posterity but also to celebrate the richness of Zulu linguistic versatility and the creative imagination of the Zulu people. imaqandakahuye – the eggs of the larkThe authorsDr Marguerite Poland is a distinguished writer, having published 10 children’s books before turning to adult fiction. She has received the Percy Fitzpatrick Award and the Sankei Honourable Award for Children’s Books for the Japanese translation of The Mantis and the Moon. In May 2005, at the Literary awards, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievers Award in English by Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan. The Abundant Herds is based on research for her doctoral thesis at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, awarded in 1997.The late Professor David Hammond-Tooke was Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at Wits University. He conducted extensive research among South African groups, especially the South Nguni and North Sotho, and his theoretical interests included kinship, local government, religion, folklore, indigenous symbolic systems, historiography and comparative ethnography.inala – abundanceLeigh Voigt is an internationally acclaimed artist, known particularly for her paintings of birds and wildlife. She has illustrated eight books and has exhibited in South Africa, Europe, Great Britain, Canada and the US, where her work is represented in numerous private and public collections. Lulu Phezulu: Leigh Voigt’s African Album, her autobiographical account of life in the bushveld, which she both wrote and illustrated, won the prestigious BookData Booksellers’ Award in 2000.The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People (ISBN 1 874950 69 5) is published by Fernwood Press.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Hatch Asks Treasury For Answers Before Finalizing Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportSenate Finance Committee (SFC) Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, sent Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew a letter on October 11 requesting detailed information pertaining to the proposed Code Sec. 385 debt-equity regulations that were released in April (NPRM REG-108060-15, I.R.B. 2016-17, 636; TAXDAY, 2016/04/05, I.5). This is the second time Hatch has written to Lew regarding these proposed regulations; Hatch sent a letter in August asking the Treasury to withdraw the proposed regulations (TAXDAY, 2016/08/23, C.1).Additionally, Hatch sought information regarding the purported “long-secret” Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the economic and regulatory effects of tax regulations. The debt-equity regulations were sent to OMB for review on September 30 (TAXDAY, 2016/10/06, C.1).According to Hatch, the Treasury has a long-held view that its regulations are interpretive (meaning they merely interpret the language of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and, thus, do not by themselves give rise to regulatory costs) rather than legislative (meaning they are authorized under the Internal Revenue Code and create operational rules with regulatory costs). Thus, Treasury regulations do not ordinarily undergo the cost-benefit analysis that accompanies “economically significant” rules, he noted. Hatch asked Lew to clarify whether the Treasury classifies the proposed debt-equity regulations as interpretive or legislative.Hatch requested answers to a series of questions regarding the MOA and the proposed regulations. He asked that Lew respond by December 2 and before any Code Sec. 385 regulations are made final.Hatch Demands Treasury Clarify Use of Secret Memo Regarding Section 385 Debt-Equity Regulationslast_img read more

NASA to build telescope for detecting asteroids that threaten Earth

first_img NASA to build telescope for detecting asteroids that threaten Earth NASA/JPL-Caltech By Paul VoosenSep. 23, 2019 , 2:15 PM NASA is proposing to move ahead with a telescope that would spot asteroids on a potential collision course with Earth. It is based on this proposed project, the Near-Earth Object Camera.center_img Building the infrared telescope, however, could require an increase in NASA’s $150 million annual budget for planetary defense. Most of that money now goes to the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission being built by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Set for launch in 2021, DART seeks to test whether it’s possible to deflect the path of an asteroid. It’s unclear whether congressional appropriators will follow NASA’s lead and also fund the new infrared telescope.The mission also marks perhaps the first time that NASA has taken a mission proposal developed by an outside group for one its competitive science programs and proposed running it internally, Sykes says. The move could recast the role of Amy Mainzer, an astronomer at the University of Arizona in Tucson who has led NEOCam since it was first proposed, and her science team. Mainzer, who recently moved from JPL to the university’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, would have served as the mission’s principal investigator.“I’m hearing [today’s news] at the same time as everyone else,” says Mainzer, who serves on NASA’s Planetary Science Advisory Committee, which is meeting today in Washington, D.C. “It sounds like NASA is interested in pursuing this, which I think is great. … It’s a problem worth solving.” The role that she and her university will play is not yet worked out, however.Over the past 15 years, with NASA support, Mainzer’s team has refined the electronics and sensors that will power the telescope. Unlike a predecessor infrared telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), NEOCam sensors will be able to operate without active refrigeration when parked at L1, a stable vantage point balanced between the gravity of Earth and the sun. Engineers, meanwhile, have dramatically lowered the “dark currents” of its detectors, spurious noise that occurs when the detectors are operated even in pitch black conditions.Not everyone has been a fan of NEOCam’s plans. Nathan Myhrvold, a billionaire technologist and former Microsoft chief technology officer in Bellevue, Washington, has faulted the statistics used by Mainzer and others to generate asteroid diameters from observations of the WISE instrument, among other issues. The congressional mandate, passed in 2005, that NEOCam was designed to solve also seems increasingly irrelevant. One change is that researchers now think asteroids smaller than 140 meters in diameter also pose potentially serious threats to Earth, in part because they could generate damaging tsunamis. “The goal as defined [by Congress] does not represent any sort of a threshold that amounts to success if you achieve it versus failure if you don’t,” says Alan Harris, a planetary scientist at MoreData in La Canada, California. “It’s just a random benchmark on the field of play.”The decision by NASA to pursue the telescope comes after an embarrassing episode this summer, reported earlier this month by BuzzFeed. The agency and ground-based telescopes failed to identify, until the last minute, a slow-moving, football field–size asteroid, named 2019 OK, that passed just 65,000 kilometers from Earth. It’s unclear whether NEOCam would have detected that asteroid, though it is expected to study asteroids under the 140-meter threshold, as well.It is a good move by NASA to move the telescope out of its science funding portfolio, Harris adds. Planetary scientists have doubted NEOCam would yield important new research, a suspicion that likely derailed it in past competitions. That doesn’t make getting this data less worthwhile for society, however, Melosh says. “It’s something that we really need to do,” he says. “It may not be absolutely the best science, but there’s more to life than scientific knowledge.”This is a developing story. NASA is moving forward with plans to launch an infrared telescope that could detect asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Its launch could come by the middle of the next decade, Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science in Washington, D.C., said today at a meeting of an agency advisory panel.The Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission, which will cost $500 million to $600 million, grows out of long-gestating plans for the Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam), first proposed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, nearly 15 years ago. Such a scope is essential for meeting a congressional requirement that NASA detect 90% of all potentially hazardous asteroids and comets of at least 140 meters in diameter by the end of 2020. The telescope will likely end up with a different name, but the mission is the same, says Mark Sykes, CEO of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, and a member of NEOCam’s science team. “There is no independent or new spacecraft or operational design here. This mission is NEOCam.”Although NASA will not meet Congress’s deadline—which wasn’t attached to any funding—a combination of an infrared telescope and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a ground-based facility being built in Chile, will eventually make it a reality, the National Academies of of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., said this summer in a report. A telescope operating in the infrared spectrum is essential, researchers say, as the past decade has shown that dark asteroids, which are nearly invisible in visible light but stand out in infrared, are more abundant than once thought. “There are a lot of really dark asteroids out there,” says Jay Melosh, a planetary scientist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and an author of the report. “That pushes the need for the infrared system.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Stindl equalizer saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run

first_imgGermany’s striker Lars Stindl (C) celebrates scoring the 2-2 with his team-mates during the international friendly football match Germany against France in Cologne on November 14, 2017. The match ended 2-2. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLSubstitute Lars Stindl extended world champions Germany’s unbeaten run to 21 matches with a 93rd-minute equalizer in a 2-2 friendly draw against France in Cologne on Tuesday.A first international double by Alexandre Lacazette put France on the verge of a deserved victory in a clash of two of the favorites for next year’s World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Germany coach Joachim Loew made six changes from the team which were held to a goalless draw by England at Wembley on Friday, switching from a 4-3-3 line-up to their trusted 4-2-3-1 formation.Paris Saint-Germain second-choice goalkeeper Kevin Trapp replaced Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Emre Can, Niklas Suele, Marvin Plattenhardt, Toni Kroos, who missed the England game with a gastrointestinal infection, and Sami Khedira, who took over the captaincy, also came into the side.French boss Didier Deschamps left star forward Antoine Griezmann on the bench and started with Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial and Lacazette in a 4-3-3 formation.The trio were a constant menace and the French deservedly grabbed the opening goal on 34 minutes after Mbappe and Lacazette had early chances.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay A diagonal long pass to Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne was squared to Manchester United’s Martial, who weaved past Suele, drew Trapp and squared to Lacazette who fired home.It stayed 1-0 at the break and Loew reshuffled his defensive options by swapping Mats Hummels for Antonio Ruediger.The burly Chelsea center-back had a golden chance on 52 minutes, but he fired Julian Draxler’s cross wide.The Germans equalized in the 56th minute when Mesut Ozil’s superb final pass released Werner, who slotted his shot past French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.Loew brought on World Cup winner Mario Goetze for the last half an hour—his first international appearance for a year after a metabolic disorder.Kroos clattered the crossbar with a free-kick with 20 minutes left, but France retook the lead almost immediately.The German defense left Mbappe in acres of space and his through ball put Lacazette into the box to again shoot past Trapp with 19 minutes to go.Lacazette made way for Griezmann for the final quarter of an hour as the French national anthem – La Marseillaise – echoed around the Cologne stadium as Stindl came on.But the Germans grabbed a draw right at the death when Ozil’s pass found Goetze, who set up Stindl and the Moenchengladbach forward drilled home the equalizer.Loew said he was pleased with the draws against England and France in Germany’s final internationals of 2017. 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India fought hard but Australia and New Zealand had that little extra to reach the final. This edition may give us a first-time winner.

first_imgAt one stage Australia looked set to cross 350, but the Indian team did reasonably well to restrict them to 328.The semi-finals have been as exciting as any in World Cup history. I am elated that New Zealand made it to the final for the first time ever, and one,At one stage Australia looked set to cross 350, but the Indian team did reasonably well to restrict them to 328.The semi-finals have been as exciting as any in World Cup history. I am elated that New Zealand made it to the final for the first time ever, and one must give full credit to Brendon McCullum for his leadership. He has aggressively captained a side that almost no critic had backed to go all the way. This final is evenly matched, and I feel this tournament may get a first-time winner.Hard luck to the Indian team: they won all matches convincingly but finally lost to a resilient Australian side in the semi-final. The match was snatched away by Steve Smith at the very start of the Australian innings. The Indian bowlers started well with movement in the air and off the wicket but there were also boundary balls which Smith did not hesitate to put away. Aaron Finch didn’t get his rhythm but was prepared to play second fiddle to Smith. This wasn’t one of his most fluent batting performances but he would probably still rate it as one of his best.The Indian bowlers and fielders eventually did reasonably well to restrict Australia to 328, which was a very competitive score in the context of the match because Australia looked almost certain to cross 350 at one stage. Our boys pulled it back really well after getting the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Finch and Michael Clarke quickly. But Mitchell Johnson’s cameo of 27 made a crucial difference and allowed Australia to finish strong.advertisementIndia had a solid start and the openers batted well, striking a fine balance between caution and aggression. But between the 15th and 22nd overs, we scored only 22 runs while losing three important wickets, which tilted the scales in Australia’s favour. Dhoni and Rahane were unable to accelerate due to the loss of wickets, and after Rahane’s freak dismissal came against the run of play, it got quite difficult for the batsmen who followed.A lot has happened in the knockout stages. The quarter-finals and the semis have shown that this stage of the World Cup is as much about nerves as it is about talent and potential. If I were to draw a comparison between the four quarter-finals and the two semifinals, the most fascinating aspect was how each team responded to the occasion. The Sri Lankans allowed the big stage get the better of them by losing quick wickets and letting the terms be dictated to them, resulting in their World Cup campaign coming to a sudden halt. Sri Lanka had been firing on all cylinders in the tournament with Kumar Sangakkara leading the batting and the bowlers doing a creditable job. Unfortunately they had one bad day in the office against the Proteas.It was disappointing that the South African team could not carry its momentum to the semi-final and was beaten by New Zealand in a match that went down to the last over. Their clash was one of the greatest games ever in cricketing history, with exhilarating moments in each innings and a historic finish by Grant Elliot that mirrored a movie script. New Zealand will now take this confidence into the final against Australia.Nerves played a pivotal role in some teams winning and some teams losing. New Zealand held their nerve in crucial stages in the semi-final. I empathise with the South Africans, who fought valiantly but missed out on the final yet again. I can imagine what the team must have felt, having been there on a few occasions myself. A.B. De Villiers led them brilliantly right through the tournament and the bowlers and batsmen seemed to be comingto the party at the right time, but a few misses at crucial moments cost them the game. Similarly, Dhoni and his men must be congratulated for having fought hard till the very end and for playing some magnificent cricket all through the tournament.Grant ElliottOne must also remember that the brilliant performance by South Africa in the quarter-final brought a sad end to the glorious careers of two of the game’s greatest-Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Both are skilled batsmen who have played with finesse and poise all through their careers. They have served the game with some classic performances and memorable partnerships, which are case studies in constructing a one-day innings.As A.B. rightly said, the sun rises and life goes on. But there also are those career sunsets for some greats which go devoid of the applause they truly deserve.advertisementMy memory of the 2011 final is something I will always cherish, unlike my memory of the 2003 final, where we lost to Australia. Playing in a World Cup final is a unique and irreplaceable feeling. There is a thrill in getting there, which is then replaced by nervousness and pressure, and then by sheer joy when you win. Losing the final, on the other hand, is not something I want anyone to experience, but it is a reality of this great game. In some sense, having experienced both feelings, I am almost glad that South Africa lost in the semis. It is better than finishing the runner-up after losing the World Cup final. This holds true for India as well-losing a World Cup final isn’t something I would have wanted the Boys in Blue to go through again.A.B. de VilliersI can only imagine the nervousness and happiness that New Zealand must be experiencing after entering their maiden final. Australia definitely have the home advantage, but we cannot count the New Zealanders out. They have played some fabulous cricket through the tournament and have the chance to create history.While we wait for fireworks from both teams, we must also congratulate the other teams who have played magical cricket in this edition of the World Cup -India, South Africa and Sri Lanka.Until 2011, no team had ever won a World Cup on home soil. The last edition saw two of the host nations reaching the final and the team that had home ground advantage won. Now, we again see two host nations in the final. May the better team win!To read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more